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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 10:06 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 11:21 pm 
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Josh Holbrook wrote:
I think where this is all going is...


Mammal Forum!


How does that happen? There was an invertebrate forum after a post like this, so I guess it could work. Otherwise, this thing could end up in the board line. I have at least 5 months of different species of mammals if it's one a day.

That weasel swimming was pretty cool. I've never seen that before even on video.

Josh, I hate to admit it, but I had to look that one up. I guess I'm going to have to make it to southern South America one of these days.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 11:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 16th, 2012, 11:34 pm 
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I don't know what Josh's mammal is, so here's another weasel:

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Long-tailed Weasel, Mustela frenata by J. Maughn, on Flickr


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 12:08 am 
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thats a rodent? as in rodentia? I wanna see it's tracks.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 1:29 am 
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Is the mystery animal a Mara?

Great photos on here. I was trying grade them by how pleased I would have been to have made the sighting. The Killer Whale was way out there ... until the Jaguar shot - amazing.

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Three toed sloth with baby, Cahuita CR.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 1:48 am 
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Squirrel Glider, Australia.
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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:14 am 
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Is the mystery animal a Mara?



Bingo. It's that rabbit/guinnea pig looking mix known as the Chacoan Mara.

Here's another South American mammal for you Curtis - sometimes those mammals just wont stay still, so extreme measures are required for a good photo: Image


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:22 am 
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West Texas SUBOC food.

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That's just the way Tamanduas hunt, Josh.
They pretend to be road kill, till unsuspecting vultures (or naturalists) get close, then they grab the prey by the neck and crush it in their gaping jaws.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:23 am 
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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:25 am 
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So far I am giving top honors to the Blue Whale, Jaguar and African Hunting Dog. Also, to:
Josh Holbrook wrote:
I think where this is all going is...
Mammal Forum!


Here is a picture I took of a bat house at work for a program.
They are all Little Brown Bats.
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Andy

p.s. Josh, I was going to guess Mara, but I see I have been beat to the punch.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:28 am 
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Josh, it is a Tamandua. Unfortunately, the only way I have ever seen one was DOR like that, but mine was in a town right next to a bus stop with 20 people waiting for the bus.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:35 am 
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Josh, it is a Tamandua. Unfortunately, the only way I have ever seen one was DOR like that, but mine was in a town right next to a bus stop with 20 people waiting for the bus.

Andy


Me too. We were going to go to a place last time I was in Paraguay where Giant Anteaters are dirt common (2-3 see per day) but my car broke down :-/ Ahh well, next time.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:50 am 
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Andy, Josh, I've only seen the Southern Tamandua as road kill as well. I have seen the Mexican Tamandua in CR and Panama a handful of times alive.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 6:53 am 
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Andy, Josh, I've only seen the Southern Tamandua as road kill as well. I have seen the Mexican Tamandua in CR and Panama a handful of times alive.

I guess since mine was in Costa Rica, it would have been the Mexican or Northern species. Regardless it was dead...

Also, I can include your Babirusa in the top mammals from this thread. I remember that post awhile back. Jealous!


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 7:17 am 
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Andy Avram wrote:
Also, I can include your Babirusa in the top mammals from this thread. I remember that post awhile back. Jealous!


Thanks, if there ever is a mammal forum, Sulawesi is one of the first posts I'll do. Also, are those Little Browns still using that bat house? I hear that is one of the hardest hit by White-nosed Syndrome and may not be around that much longer.





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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 7:29 am 
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Also, are those Little Browns still using that bat house? I hear that is one of the hardest hit by White-nosed Syndrome and may not be around that much longer.


We'll find out this spring. White-nose Syndrome was found in Ohio I think last year (maybe the year before) but at the opposite end of the state from me. This past winter it has been confirmed in most of my surrounding counties...

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 7:31 am 
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We need some common snake food to balance off all the awesomeness, so here's a gerbil (greater Egyptian).

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... Another reason for this somewhat mundane choice is that I rarely get any pictures of mammals (and never any of the really cool stuff). Most of the mammal pics I do have look like the one below (sorry for breaking the 1 photo rule).

Josh's mara was easy (and guessed earlier, since Patagonian cavy is just another name for the same species). Now try naming the species in this shot ;)

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 7:59 am 
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Curtis Hart wrote:
That weasel swimming was pretty cool. I've never seen that before even on video.


I was lucky. I saw it bounding through the grass (I was above it across the bank of a broad stream) and pulled my camera out to try to get a picture. I missed the pic twice on land, but then it decided to move towards the stream and I got two pictures easily in the stream. It was such a wide stream that I had time to switch to video and get those five seconds as well. A man with a dog was walking in the weasel's general direction about 80-100 yards away - I wondered if it saw/scented them and decided to flee across water.




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That's just lovely. I saw my first last year while road cruising as it bounded along the road like a playful puppy. Heartbreakingly, it was roadkill by the time I passed through the next morning.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 8:13 am 
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How about elephant seal porn?

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Bathing in the afterglow:

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 8:16 am 
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Surprised not to have seen a white bear posted by page 3. Good idea for a thread.

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This one was doing a submissive yawn on the approach of a larger bear.
And no, not many herps were seen on this trip.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 8:42 am 
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Blondie the CA Ground Squirrel and friend:

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 11:04 am 
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Driving back home from a fishing trip near Belt Montana.
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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 11:36 am 
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Josh Holbrook wrote:
I think where this is all going is...

Mammal Forum!

I hope not, I like this winter activity and wouldn't check out a mammal sub-forum as often.
Curtis Hart wrote:
I have at least 5 months of different species of mammals if it's one a day.

I could do the same.....but enjoy the one photo a day thread.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 11:50 am 
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Dell Despain wrote:
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Josh Holbrook wrote:
I think where this is all going is...
Mammal Forum!

I hope not, I like this winter activity and wouldn't check out a mammal sub-forum as often.
-Dell


I think the only problem with a mammal forum on here would be that it would be insanely popular. Unlike birds, fish and invertebrates, there are no good mammal forums out there, so everyone that was interested would come to this one.

I am all for it. Or I should just learn how to make my own website and forum and do it myself...

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 12:02 pm 
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mammal forum would be awesome. :beer:


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 12:25 pm 
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I firmly believe that people who enjoy herps are far more open minded and have a broader interest range than individuals who are preferential to other classes of fauna. Just go to another forum such as one that is predominantly about a mammal species and you probably won't find herps as regularly as you would mammals here.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 12:26 pm 
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Also, are those Little Browns still using that bat house? I hear that is one of the hardest hit by White-nosed Syndrome and may not be around that much longer.


We'll find out this spring. White-nose Syndrome was found in Ohio I think last year (maybe the year before) but at the opposite end of the state from me. This past winter it has been confirmed in most of my surrounding counties...

Andy


I've stopped going in caves because of this. I hope it's cause is found soon. I'd hate to lose the very healthy bat population near me.


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 1:06 pm 
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Andy Avram wrote:
I think the only problem with a mammal forum on here would be that it would be insanely popular. Unlike birds, fish and invertebrates, there are no good mammal forums out there, so everyone that was interested would come to this one.

Really? I've never looked for a mammal forum before, seems hard to believe. Okay I concede Josh's point, bring on the "mammal" (Said as if a swear word.) forum.

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I am all for it. Or I should just learn how to make my own website and forum and do it myself...

You should do it, you'd do a good job too.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 1:13 pm 
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I am all for it. Or I should just learn how to make my own website and forum and do it myself...

You should do it, you'd do a good job too.
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I'd join and post on a mammal forum :thumb: But admittedly a subforum on FHF would be pretty convenient and maybe convert some mam-enthusaists to herps ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 1:43 pm 
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Josh Holbrook wrote:
I'd join and post on a mammal forum :thumb: But admittedly a subforum on FHF would be pretty convenient and maybe convert some mam-enthusaists to herps ;-)


This is how I feel about it as well. I would certainly frequent Andy's site, however, I would like to tap into the vast knowledge of mammal sightings from herpers.






Lion-tailed Macaque in the Western Ghats
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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 3:20 pm 
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Let's discuss a mammal forum here: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10227 and keep the photos here!

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Rocky Mountain Elk near the Norris Geyser Basin
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a little closer

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 3:32 pm 

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No 'dillos yet? This is one of four I saw (they always have identical quadruplets) foraging, they paid no attention to me whatsoever. They wouldn't stand still long enough for me to get any better pics.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
PostPosted: February 17th, 2012, 4:37 pm 
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I've got a TON of mammal pics, but here's 2 to start...
Young Moose I saw while Pike fishing in Alaska
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Not a very exciting mammal, Capuchin Monkey from Costa Rica, but I do like how the photo came out.
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I'm loving all these shots!! FANTASTIC idea for a thread :thumb:

feeding humpback with a hitchhiker
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No 'dillos yet? This is one of four I saw (they always have identical quadruplets) foraging, they paid no attention to me whatsoever. They wouldn't stand still long enough for me to get any better pics.

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The key is to catch them ;-)

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I caught an armadillo when I lived in Florida. Those things bounce ALOT!


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Guess which mammal to whom this rump belongs...

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I never could get up the nerve to actually catch an armadillo. They may not have teeth, but it seems like they could scratch you up pretty good!

Josh, what species is that Paraguayan 'dillo?


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Coyote?

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Coluber Constrictor wrote:
I never could get up the nerve to actually catch an armadillo. They may not have teeth, but it seems like they could scratch you up pretty good!

Josh, what species is that Paraguayan 'dillo?


Most of the species are pretty harmless - the nine-bandeds don't hurt a bit, but can be difficult to get a hold of.

That species is a 3-bander - one of about 13 species in Paraguay - http://www.faunaparaguay.com/tolypeutesmatacus.html


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Josh's mara was easy (and guessed earlier, since Patagonian cavy is just another name for the same species). Now try naming the species in this shot ;)


Looks like Caribou or Reindeer down the hill.


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PNWHerper wrote:
Guess which mammal to whom this rump belongs...

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Jack Bunny?

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I agree with Owen, Black-tailed Jackrabbit.


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Nailed it!

Its a black-tailed jackrabbit... :D

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Andy Avram wrote:
I have a few interesting shots, but I will start off today with a Least Weasel...

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Are you sure on that ID, Andy? The animal in your picture looks more like a mink to me, and the setting seems more like where one would encounter a mink, too. A least weasel's eyes and ears should look larger, as in stlouisdude's picture:


stlouisdude wrote:
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Awesome photos, everyone! I'll have to see what I can dig up to share.

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 Post subject: Re: OT - The great mammal thread!
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Colorado Coyote, I've seen them all over the country. They seem regal or even beautiful out West.
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'nother one
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Wolf (Captive)
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Little Brown Bat
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UID Bat, it was larger and alone
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Red Fur Bat
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I have tons of snake food, but I'm sure we've all seen plenty.


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White-cheeked Gibbon

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Josh's mara was easy (and guessed earlier, since Patagonian cavy is just another name for the same species). Now try naming the species in this shot ;)


Looks like Caribou or Reindeer down the hill.


Bingo - reindeer :)

While admittedly a somewhat unspectacular representative I don't think we've seen any members of Insectivora yet so here's a northern white-breasted hedgehog:

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Sabah, Borneo
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